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New report shows economic impact of outdoor recreation industry

The Outdoor Industry Association’s new report, The Outdoor Recreation Economy, spotlights the economic importance of outdoor recreation. According to the report, more than 140 million Americans participate in outdoor activities each year, contributing $646 billion to the economy and supporting 6.1 million domestic jobs. The industry also generates $80 billion in local, state, and federal tax revenue.
The study shows that the outdoor industry can continue to produce jobs and significantly contribute to the nation’s economic well-being. 
OIA released the first economic report on the outdoor recreation industry in 2006. This year’s study is an update of the original. 
To download a full copy of the 2012 report, visit http://www.outdoorindustry.org/recreationeconomy.

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